In the recent contest sponsored, team inthe ninth grade. He has
by the CHATTER, the following lettered in all these sports,
students were elected “favorites” of John was elected councilman-at-
the high nine class: most repre- large to serve in the ninth grade,
sentative, Judy Whitehurst and He is the president of the Student
Tom Mayor; most popular-, Judy Council, a member of the National
Whitehui’st and Dick Brien; pin-up, Honor Society, and a prince in the
Sally Bell, and Richard ICeitt. ’54 May Fete.
The l’unners up were: most repre- John is five feet eleven inches
sentative, K. Montgomery and John tall with blond hair and blue eyes.
Biggs; most popular’, Wanda Phears His favorite drink is coke and his
and Bill Jensen; pin up, Kathy favorite food is steak.
Johnson and Gene Wood. , -
Judy Whitehurst was chosen
A member of Mr. Hamner’s proud
tiuuy vv uaeiiuist, was errosen , . . . ,
, ... , homeroom has been chosen most
most representative and most popu- i , , TT . ,,
, . . . , .. . . popular boy. He is none other than
lar girl of the graduating class. A fl. .
member of Mrs. Madden’s home¬
room, she has dark brown hair and
Dick is known for his great per-
Most Representative—Most Popular
room, sue nas aaiK mow u iuiir anu i ,
, . - . . , . sonality and quick wit. He is a good
eyes and is five feet, one inch tall. , , . , , . ,
T , , . , looking guy, with brown hair, and
Judy s long list of honors are , 6 ’ . , T , ~
„ . , . . ..... brown eyes. Dick has been a Per-
proof of her outstanding ability. . . , „ , ,, , .
She was in the 1952 May Fete, footba11 letterman andl m
. , „ ,, i J 1953 he was an escort m the May
eighth grade Sweetheart, homeroom _ , , . , . , . , ,
. . ., ’ , Fete. Dick is a smart and talented
president, vice-president, and secre- , . . , . , . , .
1 , . ’ boy, having made four scholarships
tary, gym team captain three times, , ’ .. ,, . , _
\ . T , TT I at Pershing and has received sever-
secretary of the National Honor , , ,
c . , . , ,, , . , . al art awards.
Society, received three scholarships, , . . , . „ ., ,
, ., ^ Dick picks as his favorites ham-
and was vice-president of the ninth . , . „ , . ,
, . cA , „ „ burgers and “big orange” drinks,
grade class. She was also Queen of ,, ,, • „
7, n/r „ . , . the song, “Man With the Banjo,
the 1954 May Fete, and for the al > . , , ,, , ,
, . J . ’ ... the color red, and Miss Moreland,
past year she has been editor-m- _ ... ,
chief of the CHATTER. I " , h * , glri f** 01 *' h * . . ?”
0 , ... all.” His pet peeve is being tickled
She picks fried chicken, vanilla . „ , r , *
... , , ,, . ’ .by Sonny Young and his hero is
milkshakes, the colors red and _
I 1 hpvQ op
white (what else!), swimming and . * ... * „
. ' , After graduating from Pershing,
listening to records as her favorites. _. , ... ,, , c
! TT f T . , ^ Dick will attend San Jacinto.
Her pet peeves are John and Garry. _
After graduating from Pershing Rmmer for most popular girl
she plans to attend Lamar and then Wam)a phears; Wanda> calle d
Rice She would l.ke to become an , „ wind b ber f rie „ds, is five feet
English teacher or go into the field j with light brown
three inches tall, with light brown
of Journalism. h a i r> green eyes and more than j
'' her share of looks and brains.
Tom Mayor was elected the most Wanda was a member of the roy-
representative boy of his grade by j c0urt in , 62 an d ’54. She was d
the students in the high nine. His real boost to the football team as
abilities, popularity, and friendli- & cheerleader . A s a member of Mrs.
ness have made him one of the Leggett > s homeroom, she has been
most outstanding boys of the gradu- the pres i de nt and secretary of her
ating class. -L'- homeroom, president of the Dra-
While at Pershing, Tom has ac- matics club> student Council mem-
quired many honors and much popu- ber> gym team cap tain twice, candi-
larity. He is a member of the Na- dat ’ e for sno wflake queen, and is an
tional Honor Society, ninth grade ac tj ve m ember of the National Hon-
class president, vice-president of Qr g oc j e t y . She has also received
the Student Council, May Fete e&- sc holarships.
In otit! -’ZA. snrt Ipf.t.prftd in _ , _ „^ n „mlliT
TWO REASONS TO WALK
HOME OR OUR SCHOOL BUSES
By Steve Gosnell
The other day, finding I hadn’t
a ride, I decided to take the bus.
As I get off at the first stop, I
was to get aboard last. I was luc¬
ky! The bus pulled up and the peo¬
ple poured in until the inside was
a shoving, pounding, seething mass
of humanity. Then the bus driver
threw the bus into low with a grind
and peeled off down the street. This
lurching start shifted the passen¬
gers, making room for a dozen or
so more. They piled in until the
sides of the bus started creaking.
The last person slashed his way
through the bodies into the bus. j
The driver gasped, “No More,”
slammed the door and an unfortun¬
ate person’s arm dropped into the
street. This done he lurched out
into the street and doyra the road
agonizing screams coming from the
bus. I wras fortunate to be left. It
was the first time I enjoyed my
(Forward all (choke) fan mail
for this article to 1313 13th Street,
Since its invention the wastebas¬
ket has been a boon to mankind.
They are used in homes, offices,
schools and shops. Unlike the com¬
mon garbage can, the wastebasket
contains only bits of paper instead
of the usual fish heads, tin cans,
and banana peels. Only clean paper
should be dropped in, in a clean
manner. The proper way is ex¬
plained in the next paragraph.
The person takes a wad of paper
in his left or right hand (since most
people only have left and right
hands). He should approach the
basket slowly at approximately a
4714 degree angle. The paper should
not be raised above the arm pit. The
paper is then dropped (not thrown)
into the wastebasket. If at first you
miss, don’t panic! Keep cool! Try
not to give in to temptation' and
make a basketball shot. This is an
important point. If you should sub¬
mit to temptation, if you can’t re-’
sist, if you should make a basket¬
ball shot, you may have to write a
200 word theme—like this one.
Patio Put To Use
The homerooms of Pershing have
been putting the patio to good use
Whereas the patio used to serve
as nothing but a grass plot on
which not to walk while going to
lunch, it is now serving as a site
for many homeroom parties.
As many as two homerooms may
use it at one time.
So far two fine braziers have
been bought for this purpose, and
more equipment is planned for next
Hades, beyond. The author was run
over by a school bus while walk¬
none other than the brown-eyed,
black-haired hunk of handsomeness
called Richard Keitt.
Richard is a towering six feet tall
with brown eyes, black hair, and
looks that set all girls “swooning.”
You usually find Richard eating
hamburgers, drinking “big orang¬
es,” and thinking about Janis Pet-
titt. His favorites include the song,
“I’ll Always Love You,” Mrs. Scar¬
borough, wood shop, and the color,
siren red. His favorite pastime is
fishing and hunting. Richard is in
Mr. Corson’s homeroom.
Richard plans to attend high
school at San Jacinto, and college
at Texas University. His ambition
is to become a prominent banker
and lawyer in Houston, Texas.
Kat’- <}. Johnson was elected run-
ner-up for Pin-up. A popular mem¬
ber of Mrs. Lord’s homeroom, Ka¬
thy is five feet tall and has brown
hair and big brown eyes.
Kathy’s many honors include
president of her homeroom, also
vice-president, treasurer, and sec¬
retary of her homeroom. She has
been a team captain and was a prin¬
cess in this year’s May Fete.
Included in her favorites are
shrimp, rootbeer, the color red, all
boys and history. Kathy’s pet peeve
is seventh grade flirts.
Pin-up boy runner-up is Gene
Good. Gene is a tall brunette with
interesting brown eyes.
A popular member of Mrs. Leg¬
gett’s homeroom, Gene picks as Ms
favorites, food, barbeque; color, red;
girl, Jerry White; and song, “Cud¬
dle Me.” He has been very active
in the field of sports being a mem¬
ber of the school football and bas¬
cort in ’52 and ’54 and lettered in
Tom is an attractive boy, six feet
Wanda likes eating, especially
steaks, baked potatoes, and lime¬
ades and her favorite color is blue.
tall, with black hair and hazel eyes. g rad uating from Pershing,
His favorite food is K.C. steaks. He w H attend San Jacinto.
likes the color red and the song
“Wanted.” His favorite sports are
football and track.
Wanda will attend San Jacinto.
Runner-up for most popular boy
was Bill Jensen, Bill is a tall five
Monday the 17th, marked the be¬
ginning of another phase in the
history of Pershing’s Projection
Club. On Monday the club elections
were held with the following re¬
sults: Joel Hochman, president;
Lloyd. Armstrong, vice-president;
Don Ligon, secretary; Bobby Lind-
: say, club reporter.
-- VYiXO JL> —
Tom plans to attend Lamar next feet> nine j nc hes and has bluish- j
year. After he graduates from La- green e y es and strawberry blond
mar, Yale is his destination where
he plans to major in law. A member of Mr. Moss’ home-
- room, Bill, who has been very active
Runner-up for most representa- j n sports, was on the A softball
tive girl is the capable K. Mont- team, A basketball team, and the
gornery. K. is well known around swimming team. Among his fav-
Pershing for her brains, beauty, writes are the color blue, steak,
and popularity. Her honors include m iik, Mary Day, and “The Man
gym class leader, team captain, and with the Banjo.”
ninth grade program committee -•
member. K. is also a member of the PIN UP
National Honor Society, a member Sally Bell was chosen Pin-up girl,
of the Student Council for two Sally is an attractive brunette with
years, vice-president in charge of hazel eyes and is five feet and five
social events in the Student Council inches tall.
and has made five scholarships. While making many friends at
A member of Mrs. Perkins’ home- Pershing Sally has also racked up
room, K. lists as her favorites: food, many honors. She has twice been
steak; songs, “All Over Again” and a gym team captain, assistant team
“Lonely Wine”; color, yellow; and ca ptain twice, a member of the
college, Texas. The boy in K.’s life 1952 May Fete, homeroom presi-
is Pat Bellamy. dent, vice-president and secretary,
——— Cleopatra of the J.C.L. Dance. She
John Biggs, a member of Mrs. is also secretary of the J.C.L. and
Lewis’ homeroom is the runner-up the ninth grade class,
for most representative boy. Sally chooses as her favorites the
During his three years at Per- following: drink, Dr. Pepper; food,
shing, John has proven his ability hamburgers; color, blue; boy,
in many fields. He started the sev- Wayne Speer; teachers, Mrs. Lew-
enth grade with a wonderful athlet- is and Miss Moreland; subjects, al-
ic record, which he has added to gebra.
each year. He is a star in swim- ---
ming, track, baseball, and served Elected “Mr. Dreamstuff” of Per-
as co-captain on Pershing’s football shing’s graduating class of 1954 is
riiiVlIUZJ UUM 1 bMWVII
On April 30, and May 1, the
Spanish Club of Pershing went to
the annual Pan American Student
Forum Convention held in Austin,
under the auspices of the Good
Neighbor Commission of Texas.
The group left at 6:30 A.M. Fri¬
day, arriving in Austin at 10:30
A.M. The first general session was
at 11 A.M. in the Stephen F. Aus¬
tin Hotel. There were various con¬
tests in the afternoon. That eve¬
ning a banquet, a fiesta, and a
dance were held at the Austin Ho¬
The next morning the second gen¬
eral session was attended by Gayle
Holliman and Mike O’Huron, offi¬
cial delegates from the Pershing
chapter. Later they attended a lun¬
cheon honoring the newly elected
officers of the P.A.S.F.
Students from Pershing attend¬
ing the convention were Ann Go-
ecke, Susan Brown, Nancy Frost,
Mary K. Gibson, Gayle Holliman,
Thomas Bacon, Mike O’Huron, Ju¬
dy Faulkner, Melba St. Clair, Gayle
Fleming, Corliss Driscoll, Donna
Dreschel, Joanne Koberling and the
sponsor, Mrs. Bess Brannen.